Dusted Valley Vintners 2011 BFM Columbia Valley, $53

By on July 16, 2014

dusted-valley-vintners-bfm-2011-bottleLegally, the Stained Tooth Society ringleaders could label this Bordeaux-style blend as Merlot (78%), but censorship means they can’t spell out on the bottle what BFM stands for. They pulled from Bacchus, Birch Creek, Red Heaven and StoneTree vineyards to create tightly packed aromas of dark chocolate, black cherry, pomegranate and pencil shavings. Dense flavors of cherry, chocolate and toasted marshmallow — 40% new oak — feature a good grab of tannin, a fine base of acidity and lingering fruit profile to make for a lengthy farewell.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 336 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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